Deborah Kaye Hogland 70, of Lemitar, NM, passed away on Friday November 25, 2022.
Deborah Kaye Mosby (Debbie) was born in Albuquerque, NM on October 10, 1952, to Larry Mosby and Leta Faye Caldwell. She had a younger brother Lonnie and two younger sisters, Janet, and Jennifer.
As a young girl Debbie saw many places of the world as her father served in the United States Navy. Her most memorable and favorite duty station location was Guam. She and the other kids on the base lived in their swimsuits, spent their days in the ocean, collecting seashells and shared many laughs watching the goony birds trying to land around them.
Her family then returned to Albuquerque where Debbie attended Valley High School, where she was a flame wielding, baton twirling, marching band majorette. While attending high school Debbie met the love of her life and future husband Mark Wayne Hogland. When Debbie met Mark, she said "oh you're Sandee's brother, she told me I should stay away from you;" but fate stepped in and a few months later on January 2, 1970, during the biggest blizzard that has ever hit New Mexico, the two married.
It wasn't long after marriage that the two hit the road chasing their professional rodeo dreams, Mark competed in bull riding and Debbie ran barrels on a little sorrel mare affectionately named "Boogie." They spent many happy, adventurous years traveling all over the country.
After their rodeo adventures settled down, they welcomed their daughter Audra Kaye into the world and a few years later a son, Jon Cody.
The adventures never stopped as they moved from New Mexico to Wyoming to pursue a dream of outfitting and guiding hunters, Deb enjoyed being a camp cook for the hunters except when bears came into camp.
They soon returned to New Mexico to begin their next chapter-rodeoing with their children. Debbie shared her love of rodeo with both children as Cody competed in bull riding and Debbie made sure she supported any dream Cody had helped him achieve his lifelong goals with raising and selling bucking bulls, but her love of horses and barrel racing was passed on to her daughter Audra. They both shared a passion for horses, barrel racing, and competing. They spent many years making memories together, doing what they loved most.
Then came Debbie's most treasured title "Nana" and the greatest loves of her life, Taylor Kaye, and Tierra Jaymes. Debbie carried some strong genes as both girls were born as horse crazy as her. Debbie loved making sure both girls always had great horses to ride and loved nothing more than to travel to all their events to cheer them on. Being a rodeo grandma made her so proud.
Debbie was preceded in death by her father Larry Mosby, mother Leta Faye Caldwell, grandmother Buna Frances Caldwell, brother Lonnie D Mosby, sister Jennifer L Thomas and numerous extended family members.
She is survived by her husband Mark W Hogland, daughter Audra Armenta (Russell, Taylor, and Tierra), son Cody Hogland (Annie), sister Janet Mosby Green (Ray), sister in law's Sandee Wells (Ron), Holli Strong (Jake) and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.